agenda

The make-up of the day is designed to help you get as much value as possible, both on site and on your return to your organisation. There is a focus on:

  • Quickly setting the scene and context for the day's discussion. Time is short. This meeting will cut to the chase. 
  • Maximising networking opportunities to help you grow your peer network.
  • Themed, peer-level and solution-focused discussions, with a focus on you being able to bring your priorities into the discussion.
  • Collecting actionable output from each table discussion that can be shared with your colleagues and teams for maximum value. 
  • Post meeting sharing of captured intelligence beyond those attending the meeting, to take the headline progress and lessons shared to the wider market.

Wednesday September 12th, 2018

8.00am          Registration and coffee

8.50am          Introduction by the chair: Setting the scene

9.00am          Keynote Address: Where are we at and what’s next for data in the drive towards precision medicine?

                      John Quackenbush, Professor of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

9.30am          Speed Networking

                       Brief introductions with other meeting participants in a snappy, friendly format.

10.30am        Break and refreshments

11.00am        Core Session 1: Round table discussions each with a specific focus and output

                       You have 3 streams to choose from, and within each stream, four tables to choose from. Click on each section header (e.g.                        Data/IT, Research & Development or Clinical) for full details. 

                      (1) Data/IT

                                 - Table 1: Solving disparate data discoverability and integration and challenges

                                  - Table 2: Automated data matching and clean up for better insights from unstructured data

                                  - Table 3: Addressing constraints of access and usability for private and public datasets

                                 - Table 4: Blockchain-based data sharing and access framework

                      (2) Research & Development

                                 - Table 1: Applying machine learning to drug discovery and repurposing

                                  - Table 2: Large-scale multi-omics data integration and analysis for translational research

                                  - Table 3: Making best use of statistical modelling methods of tumours for oncology research

                                  - Table 4: The role of machine learning in identifying novel targets and pathways

                      (3) Clinical

                                 - Table 1: Optimising clinical trial enrolment strategy

                                  - Table 2: Ensuring the financial sustainability of clinical NGS testing

                                  - Table 3: Implementation of real world data in precision medicine efforts

                                  - Table 4: Improving data utility with meta and phenotypic data

12.30pm        Lunch and Networking

1.30pm          Guided Tour: Exploration of the most exciting and innovative relevant technologies.

                      Attendees will tour hand-picked technologies, to discuss needs, share experiences and get demonstrations of solutions and                          technologies in action. Vote for the technology that you think will impact the field the most. 

2.30pm          Core Session 2: Round table discussions each with a specific focus and output

                       Participants return to their streams and rotate around other tables - take your pick!

                      (1) Data/IT

                                 - Table 1: Solving disparate data discoverability and integration and challenges

                                  - Table 2: Automated data matching and clean up for better insights from unstructured data

                                  - Table 3: Addressing constraints of access and usability for private and public datasets

                                 - Table 4: Blockchain-based data sharing and access framework

                      (2) Research & Development

                                 - Table 1: Applying machine learning to drug discovery and repurposing

                                  - Table 2: Large-scale multi-omics data integration and analysis for translational research

                                  - Table 3: Making best use of statistical modelling methods of tumours for oncology research

                                  - Table 4: The role of machine learning in identifying novel targets and pathways

                      (3) Clinical

                                 - Table 1: Optimising clinical trial enrolment strategy

                                  - Table 2: Ensuring the financial sustainability of clinical NGS testing

                                  - Table 3: Implementation of real world data in precision medicine efforts

                                  - Table 4: Improving data utility with meta and phenotypic data

3.30pm          Break and refreshments

4.00pm          Feedback Loop: Facilitators from each round table report back with a summary of discussions/progress to all attendees

                      All participants congregate back in the main conference room. Facilitators of each group feed back in a panel style format,                        with further time for questions and discussion. Written output from all and groups round tables is shared with all                                      participants after the meeting.

4.30pm          Summary Panel: Identification of priorities and major take-home lessons.

                       Facilitators and additional panellists take to the stage to discuss and answer questions on the main meeting takeaways.

5.15pm          Post-meeting drinks and networking

                       Bringing all attendees together to meet, mingle and share their experiences of the day in a relaxed and informal                                          environment.

7.00pm          Dinner (for those who have signed up - sign up at the registration desk on the day)

                      A final opportunity to network with other attendees in an informal setting.


Detailed Post Meeting Report

A detailed, structured report of the discussion, priorities, solutions, takeaways and action points will be written up after the meeting and distributed to all meeting attendees. Chatham House rules will be strictly applied to this report, protecting the anonymity of all meeting participants. You are encouraged to share this report with colleagues and team members, to derive maximum benefit for your organisation.